Huma Abedin, Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar

Is Huma Abedin still up for playing "The Good Wife?"

That's the title at least of an exclusive essay she wrote in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar regarding her decision to back her husband Anthony Weiner's bid for New York City mayor and stick with him in the wake of the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress in 2011.

In the article, the 36-year-old Abedin—who's more used to remaining behind the scenes than being in the public eye—reveals that despite the "private challenges" the couple has faced since tying the knot three years ago and having a baby, she believes Weiner is a "smart, caring and dedicated person" who's now a "better man."

"New Yorkers will have to decide for themselves whether or not to give him a second chance," she writes. "I had to make that same decision for myself, for my son, for our family. And I know in my heart that I made the right one."

Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin

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Unfortunately, her own dedication to supporting him on the campaign trail is now being called into question by media pundits wondering how Hillary Clinton's erstwhile "body woman" is dealing with the new revelations about Weiner's online sexcapades.

Weiner held a press conference on Tuesday to address allegations posted by gossip site The Dirty, acknowledging he exchanged lewd photos with a 23-year-old woman using his now infamous pseudonym "Carlos Danger" well after his resignation.

And standing by Anthony's side throughout was Abedin who said that she loves him and has forgiven him for his indiscretions and that their private travails doesn't change her belief that the disgraced politician's the right man for New York's top job.

Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin

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Those sentiments echoed her remarks in Harper's, in which she said Weiner decided to jump into the mayoral race out of concern for their son Jordan's future.

"Launching this campaign was not an easy decision for our family to make. Putting yourself out there comes with a cost," she added in her essay. "But while Anthony's name may be on the ballot and in the newspapers every day, this campaign isn't about him. It's about the people of this city and how to make their lives better."

She concluded her missive by giving Anthony a ringing endorsement, noting he's "fearless" and "relentless" and will fight hard for the people of New York.

A good wife indeed.

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